Also Known as "RBD" or "Active Dreams"
Lewy bodies in the sleep center of the brain damage a chemical switch that turns off a person's ability to move during dreams.
- Thrashing limbs about and talking while asleep, with possible unintentionally violence
- Onset of symptoms as early as age 20, more common after 50
- Other Lewy body symptoms may not appear for many years after onset
Treatment includes those useful with all Lewy body disorders with a special focus on:
- Clonazepam (Klonopin), an anti-psychotic that is safer than most with LBD. As Lewy bodies increase, the drug may become Lewy-sensitive.
- Melatonin, (more here)
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